D.K. Sanz is the author of Grateful to be Alive: My Road to Recovery from Addiction and Shattering Truths, a dark, suspense coming-of-age novel. She has also published three poetry collections, A Dark Rose Blooms, Remnants of Severed Chains, and Awake with the Songbirds – Poems from the Pandemic. Before the release of Grateful to Be Alive, Sanz wrote under the pseudonym Kyrian Lyndon.

D.K. began writing short stories and fairy tales when she was just eight years old. In her adolescence, she moved on to poetry. At sixteen, while working as an editor for her high school newspaper, she wrote her first novel and then completed two more novels at the ages of nineteen and twenty-five.

Acquiring administrative experience in the legal, medical, publishing, and advertising fields, D.K. has worked as an assistant book manufacturing representative, an administrative assistant, and a computer system administrator. She helped organize a computer learning center for publishing staff and authored computer system documentation. D.K. has also worked as a paralegal assistant for a Manhattan hospital and as a legal assistant for a Long Island law firm.

D.K. is forthcoming about being a person with many years of recovery, as well as a trauma survivor. Throughout her journeys, she expressed her thoughts through poetry, embracing every challenge to triumph over adversity. In her conviction that learning, growing, healing, and evolving is a never-ending process, she remains as grateful for the dark days as she is for every flicker of hope and light. She considers herself a cheerleader for those trudging on against all odds in the hopes of living their dreams.

Born and raised in Woodside, Queens, New York, D.K. was the middle of three daughters born to immigrants—her father from Campochiaro, Italy; her mother from Havana, Cuba.

D.K. loves psychological thrillers, horror fiction, nineteenth-century British literature, parallel universe fiction, and dark romanticism. She enjoys music, art, history, fitness, video games, and cooking.